Thursday, February 12th, 2015

A new $100 million, 29-storey state of the art tower comprising 272 apartments and rising more than 94 metres into the city skyline is set to become Adelaide’s tallest residential building.

The Eclipse Project is proposed for a 1536sq metre precinct bordering Austin St and Porters Lane on the northern edge of Rundle Mall. The project includes the transformation of the Renaissance Arcade into a retail and commercial hub across two levels and construction of a residential tower rising 28 storeys high.

The Sydney-based consortium behind the project recently lodged a Development Application with the Government of South Australia’s Development Assessment Commission seeking approval for construction to commence in 2016.

Directors of the consortium behind the Eclipse Project have a wealth of experience in property development, real estate and finance around residential projects including 500 units for student accommodation in Adelaide on Rundle Mall and Hindley St between 2000 and 2008.

Project Director Jonathan McKenzie said Eclipse would emerge as a dynamic and vibrant addition to the Adelaide CBD.

“Eclipse is a powerful symbol about the opportunities that lie within the Adelaide Central Business District,” Mr McKenzie said.

“The fundamentals that govern growth prospects in Adelaide, particularly in the City Centre Precinct, are compelling and include a reform of planning laws, the removal of height limit restrictions and increased infrastructure spending on projects such as Adelaide Oval.

“There is also a strong message coming from the Government of South Australia that the city is poised for growth and this makes Adelaide a compelling investment option.”

Eclipse residents will live a short walk from Adelaide Oval, numerous cultural precincts including the revamped Riverbank Entertainment Precinct, the Adelaide Botanical Gardens and a revitalised Rundle Mall. Education institutions including the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia will also lie on Eclipse’s doorstep.

The Eclipse tower will include 272 apartments, comprising 56 one-bedroom apartments, 164 two- bedroom apartments and 52 three-bedroom apartments.

Award winning architecture firm Elenberg Fraser has designed the striking, state-of-the-art tower, drawing on extensive experience designing multi-storey residential towers throughout the Asia Pacific region.

“We are very excited to make our first contribution to the Adelaide skyline,” Kim Lai from Elenberg Fraser said.

“This project is an example of how we are introducing new technologies into the design process and using new tools to create beautiful and functional buildings.”

Design Director Igor Kebel said, “This will probably be the first inhabitable parametric vertical skin for Adelaide.”

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About the Eclipse Project

The Eclipse Project is a $100 million premium residential tower in the Adelaide CBD that incorporates a retail precinct and 272 residential apartments rising approximately 94 metres. Once complete it will be Adelaide’s tallest residential building.


About the Eclipse Project Consortium

The consortium behind the ECLIPSE Project have significant experience across the residential property development, hospitality, finance and real estate sectors. The consortium comprises Garry Parker, Peter Sprowles, Paul Smith and Jonathan McKenzie. Peter and Paul are the Directors of Eklipse Capital.


About Elenberg Fraser

Elenberg Fraser – not your average architecture firm. An integrated design practice operating across the Asia-Pacific region, our buildings prove that good design leads to economic, social and cultural benefits. The outcome is sensory – architecture that people can feel, not just see. Architecture that makes people think, acknowledging the origins of architecture and its plethora of influences, both ancient and modern.  Through interrogation, invention and collaboration we produce experiential spaces that demand reaction. 


Elenberg Fraser. Feel the difference.  

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